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within a decade. the u.s. vice president joe biden held talks in beijing to lower regional friction. it followed a stopover in japan where he said the u.s. would not recognize the extension of the military airspace of china to include islands famed by japan -- claimed by japan. the islands sit in an area of the east china sea rich in oil and gas. forchinese president met five hours with joe biden in talks described as tense. afterwards he said beijing sees itself as an equal partner with washington. >> the world is not tranquil. permanent members of the un security council, we bear an extraordinary responsibility to ensure world peace and stability. >> joe biden urged caution to avoid the risk of an escalation of a dispute over the islands but regional tensions remain. on wednesday, a senior commander of the lebanese hezbollah militia was shot dead by gunmen outside of his home in southern beirut. his death comes amid increasing withon in lebanon sectarian violence spilling over from the civil war in syria. >> on wednesday, the lower chamber of parliament and france approved legisla
mandela at texas away at the age of ninety five the vice president joe biden introduced new regional issues including the recent air defense browse and north korea's nuclear threats during a speech at one of the nation's top universities it is in north korea is believed to be deposed number two man may be hiding out in china in a quest for asylum in south korea on sunday it's the good sense. welcome to primetime years it's friday this ever sit here in korea life and soul mind and tell him thank you for joining us we begin with present at today's meeting with visiting us vice president joe biden at the presidential office that on a date this morning discussions of the current geopolitical tension in northeast asia that success to paint the presidential office correspondence onto to have to detox. even the president acting u s vice president biden stretched all the good hour long protest get told that the kids got to see the variety of issues freedom from the file at all to the global. first and for the mash the two sides be a further strong a lap full of lions. meet the meaning of and
by the u.s. vice president joe biden. he'd actually been in south korea and apparently there had been direct contact between the obama administration and pyongyang. as a result of that, the obama administration got a call saturday morning saying, without explanation, he was being released, and he suddenly appeared in beijing and got on a flight to the united states. this is what joe biden had to say. >> i offered him a ride home. but he got a direct flight to san francisco, his home. i don't blame him, i'd be on that flight too. >> also saying hereleased, got word on another u.s. citizen they were asking to be released. you know, that very public apology is often the way that they actually pave the way for citizens being released. not so in the case of kenneth bay. we will see what happens. good news today in san francisco for the newman family. >> good news indeed. we're glad he's home. did he actually say he wanted a cheeseburger and to see my wife? >> i think his wife came before the cheeseburger. that will be the most welcoming you can possibly get. kelly. >> all right, warming th
inmigrantes que hoy sufrieron un hecho bochornoso en el capitolio. >> el incidente pedían al líder joe biden la aprobación de la reforma migratoria usando una melodía de una canción de navidad. >> fue entonces cuando irrumpió la policía. mpió la policía >> (habla en inglés) >> ¿comprende? >> ante la reacción atemorizada de los niños los adultos trataron de calmarlos y dijeron que rezarían en voz baja, un policía replicó que se dieran prisa o los iban a arrestar. vinieron a ablandar el corazón de los republicanos que se oponen a la reforma migratoria >> fuera del capitolio demócratas pidieron al presidente obama que actúe unilateralmente para frenar las deportaciones >> que use la misma fuerza p evitar ver familias separadas >> más de 100 mil desde que senado aceptó su versión de la reforma migratoria >> es inaceptable deportar padres de niños estadounid >> y que hacerlo le daría la excusa a los republicanos para rechazar una reforma. >> si actúa no va a pasar legislación, el presidente debe actuar. >> mientras tanto el líder republicano está compromotido con una re
for president. >> vice president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast? >> not a chance am i going there. [ laughter ] here's what i'll say, both hilary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever. hilary i think will go down in history as one of the finest secretary of states we've had and helped transition us away from a deep hole we were in when i first came into office around the world. >> that's the only answer he could have given to that question? >> he gave it well. even pushed he said i'm not touching that one. he cannot weigh in on this one and i suspect he will get right up to the next election and where there ever to be an contest that's unimaginable between joe biden and hillary clinton in the nominating process i can't imagine barack obama weighing in on that one. in the larger context joe biden is doing hillary clinton a favor by having his name out there. the idea he can keep this as a race
with jared bernstein former economic adviser to joe biden. we're back after this 37 yo, yo, yo. aflac. wow. [ under his breath ] that was horrible. pays you cash when you're sick or hurt? [ japanese accent ] aflac. lr his breath ] hate it. helps you focus on getti back to normal? [ as a southern belle ] aflac. [ as a cowboy ] aflac. [ sassily ] aflac. uh huh. [ under his breath ] i am so fired. you're on in 5, duck. [ male announcer ] when you're sick or hurt, aflac pays you cash. find out more at aflac.com. a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has afib, atrial fibrillation -- an irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years, jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but now, with once-a-day xarelto®, jim's on the move. jim's doctor recommended xarelto®. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce afib-related stroke risk. but xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem. that doesn't requi
orders when facing emergency measures. us vice president joe biden spoke to reporters after meeting chinese leaders choose three students the establishment of new air defense identification zone has to state the obvious cause significant effort into the region aiden also called on china to set up of lines with neighboring countries to avoid unintended consequences foreign ministry spokesperson hallway responded to the poet's about a meeting between biden and chinese president change in playing the previous day regarding china's position on the new air defense identification zone it conforms to international law and practice chinese leaders asked us to respect the security zone and take an objective and fair attitude also said the missing corn outcome was that both sides agreed to strengthen dialogue and cooperation to create a new model of bilateral relations. air defense identification selling clothes a group of islands that japan controls and china and taiwan both claims japanese leaders have urged that the ac on the trot. now south korea is considering expanding its air defense i
, chris matthews interest asked president obama who would make a better president, joe biden and hillary clinton. not surprisingly the president played the middle. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. >> and the navy announced the accessful launch of a troen from a submerged submarine. it was fired from a torpedo tube and flew for several hours while transmitting live video. we'll be back with more on the latest in the death of nelson mandela. >>> reaction to the death of nelson mandela is pouring in from away the sports world including from legend taker figures. portug portugal's soccer starstar sayie was one of the most influential people in his life. just some of those paying tribute. this is early d"early today". we hop it is just your first stop of the day on nbc. >>> they march to a lift of f e freedfree freedom and justice. >> the tributes the pouring in overnight plus what we're learning about formal plans for a memorial. >>> and right now a sample of the major weather changes heading ou
exclusive interview chris matthews asked president obama who would be a better president, joe biden or hillary clinton? here's his answer. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. >>> police have arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly stealing a part from the porsche involved in the crash that killed paul walker. the suspect even posted photos of the roof panel you see here on-line bragging about that grab. >>> the navy announced a successful larchlg of a drone from a submerged submarine on thursday. the unmanned aircraft was -- it flew for several hours while transmitting live video. with that, we'll be right back. >>> the death of nelson mandela is being felt all around the world. joining me now for more on his life and leg as where i is u.s. congresswoman barbara lee of california joining us on the phone right now. representative lee, good morning to you. >> good morning, richard. >> thanks for stopping by. when you pushed for congress yam sanctions against south africa in 1986, did you think
is jujay. the question is when or if kenneth bay will ever be released. >> joe biden welcomed the decision and called for the release of kenneth bay. >> now to the passing of nelson mandela. you are seeing live pictures where people from all over the world are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life with dance, prayer and a photograph. it was a unique gift to bring people together even in death. >> nelson mandela dreamt of a rainbow nation. south africa is not present. this couple remembered the man called tata. >> to see this many people across - across borders and across races singing together and honouring an amazing man. >> we are here because of nelson mandela. we live the same life as other people. he was the greatest father in the world. >> during apartheid black south africans couldn't even walk the streets. now they come here to sing. old protest songs. [ singing ] >> they danced to songs about nelson mandela's life. he empowered them and the country to emerge from their laws. >> what have you taken from his leadership? >> unity. that's the most important thing. >> peace, r
wife. >> vice president joe biden welcomed his relief but mentions that north korea is still holding another u.s. citizens. >> they have mr bay, who has no reason for being held in the north and should be released immediately. we are demanding his release as well. mr newman will return today and be reunited with his family. >> more from rob mcbride in beijing. >> merrill newman's release has come from delicate behind-the-scenes negotiations. he arrived in one flight from pyongyang, and is on his way to the west coast of america. he said little. he said he's pleased to be free and is looking forward to seeing his wife, obviously, and the american embassy here said that he received consular assistance, and the state department welcomed the release. it seems to have been arrived at on account of his apology that he gave last week. he'd been held for a month for alleged hostile acts against north korea. what they were we still don't know. it could have been connected with his war service. we know that he was working with american special forces, training and operating with partisan unit
states apparently brokered by the swedish government, vice president joe biden was in south korea and offered newman a ride home on air force 2. newman declined the flight and said choosing for a commercial flight here to san francisco international airport. it's unknown exactly what time on what flight he might come in, but there are in fact two flights from china arriving tomorrow morning. live at sfo, kpix5. >> and since 2009, north korea has detained six americans released five of them. the only one still being held is kenneth bay. >>> there is a mountain of flowers and candles outside the home of nelson mandela. a steady stream of mourners stopping by since learning of his death yesterday. a public memorial is being planned since tuesday. after that, his body will lie in state for three days. the funeral is set a week from sunday in mandela's hometown. leaders from all over the world are expected to attend the service, including president obama and the first lady and former president george bush and his wife laura. >>> san francisco is planning its own memorial to the former
discussionse north koreans about getting him free. helped by the fact that u.s. vice president joe biden was on the ground this weekend. apparently there had been direct contact and washington got a phone call early saturday morning saying we're letting him go, no explanation. for the family here and all his support, it was an immense relief. saying it's time for well deserbed rest. >> we will have more to say about his unusual and difficult journey. for now, we ask you to allow us time to be with him as a family. we also ask that you not forget another american, kenneth bae, who's still being held in the tprk and we hope he will be allowed to rejoin with his family soon. >> dprk being what north korea is also known as. kenneth bae who he's referring to there is the missionary was who sentenced to hard labor in 2010 on what appears to be, according to the koreans, offenses against the state. you're seeing his mother visiting him in hospital after he fell ill in the autumn of this year. no indication of what his condition is at the moment. but joe biden in south korea also calling for his
for his alleged crimes and because of his age and medical condition. and as mentioned also, joe biden is in south korea right now meeting with u.s. soldiers as part of the 60th anniversary of armistice. he praised north korea for releasing newman and added he didn't play any direct role in newman's release. he also called attention to k kennets bae, who they say should be released also, authorities released bae last year, he was a missionary and tour operator. he was sentenced in may to 15 years of hard labor, on charges of committing hostile acts against north korea. >>> and merrill newman is our top story here in the bay area. >>> and the cold weather could have been the cause of another death, the man was found dead in dublin, if the exposure to cold caused his death he would be the fifth person to die as a result of the cold weather. speaking of that cold weather we have new details on a water main break in castro valley that caused quite a mess. the crews were back early this morning, filling in the 10 x 15 foot sinkhole that opened up last night. this is what the street looked l
the country. vice president joe biden in south korea for a memorial honoring korean war dead said he had no role in the negotiations but while praising newman's release, added that another american, christian missionary kenneth bae, is still jailed in north korea. >> mr. bae has no reason of being held and should be released immediately. >> reporter: but an elderly retiree with a heart condition is now home looking forward to kicking back. >> i think i'll probably take my shoes off. >> reporter: his wife, lee, so relieved to have him back. >> 42 days is a long time to wait. >> reporter: an end to a time in history which is much more than merrill newman bargained for. when asked today if he'd ever return to north korea he said "probably not" and smiled. >> mike taibbi, thank you. >>> deadly weather is making life miserable for millions of people. 11 weather related deaths have been reported. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us from dallas. >> reporter: if you looked at the average temperatures of every spot in this country the average temperature was 14.5 degrees, that's
how the rules will work. joe biden was here in seoul speaking to the south korean president and they are very much on the same page as the south korean partners. >> harry fawcett, thanks for that, from seoul. >> let's go to beijing, to rob mcbride. how are the chinese to react? >> we are still waiting, but they issued plans last week. they expressed their regret and will respond pragmatically, keeping open linings of communication with south korea, urging them to work within international law and convention. coincidentally when china set up its own air defense zone which brought about this counter rise in tensions, it says and maintains that it was working within the international law. although of that it's disputed by many others. >> thank you, rob mcbride. >> in the occupied west bank a 15-year-old has been killed whilst playing football and he was shot in the back. the family is blaming the israeli military for his death. they are investigating. >> sudan's vice president resigned as part of a cabinet reshuffle. he was an important figure behind the 1994 coup that brought
to ignore all of the chinese demands. so we leleft them a little bit hangnging but woe, when joe biden in china, we seem to have buckckled and rather than demana withdrawal, we seem to let the chinese go south. -- go soft on enforcement. the japanese are left hanging. the koreans and the philippines, everybody in the pacific is looking to the united states and saying, are you serious protecting us?s? >> what about that? >> we have to keep all of the shippingines and trade les open. no question about it. we arere coming late to a party herere. since the wn of time the compition between the chinese and the jajapanese has been central to the world and to that region. china was dominant until the middle of the 19th century when japan modernized. and then jap really became the preeminent. is contest, you can see it right now, and god bless the united states but our role other than preserving the openne of those trade routes is basilly -- >> wheyou mention japan, we are coming up on december 7. triggers something in my memory. >> we have more to do. our rolele is -- >> wororld war ii. a litt
.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. an expanded south korean zone would have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. adding it would stay in communication with seoul. china's actions last month have given it the chance to do just that. but it leaves one part of the east china sea belonging to two zones, china, japan and south korea. how to manage such a complex state of affairs, equally, they could set the stage for what nobody wants, and accident conflict and increasingly contentious skies. harry faucett al jazeera, seoul. >> paying respect to the leadership of nelson mandela. a few hours ago jacob zuma and 1ie mandela attended a church service in johannesburg. alan schauffler, how are they doing that? >> a day of memory, what apartheid was and how he acted to change it. and also, to reflect on the work that may be left, the work ahead. here in villa kazi street in suweto, this street has been filled all day long, chanting, singing, praising mandela. we've seen the african national conferen
's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page at seoul. china, which released pictures of recent military exercises on sunday, has had an expanded south korean zone has nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction adding it would stay in communication with seoul. south korea has long wants to x extend the air defense zone. china's actions last month gave them the chance to do that. it leaves them with three overlapping zones belonging to china, japan and south korea. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex state of affairs. they could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict in increasingly contested skies. >>> a team of u.n. weapons inspectors arrive in iran today to tour a nuclear facility. it's the first time that a u.n. team is able to visit the site in more than two years. meanwhile, president obama has said that the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor their nuclear weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. he wa
with u.s. vice president joe biden. the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. an extended zone will have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction. >> south korea no longer wanted to extent the zone. one part of the east china sea has three overlapping zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to managing a complex state of affairs and could set the stage for what no one wants, an accidental conflict in increasingly contested skies. >> this is the first time south korea adjusted the air defense zone since the u.s. set it up during the korean war in 1951. >> defense secretary chuck hagel is due to meet pakistan's prime minister. the first visit in nearly four years to pakistan. he'll meet the newly appointed army chief. >> a team of u.n. inspectors has arrived in iran, the first time they've had access to an iranian nuclear facilities in two years. they agreed to roll back their enrichment of uranium that could be used to build a bomb. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. >> we have
and police are dismantling camps. u.s. vice president joe biden said violence has no part in a democratic society. i spoke to steven rosenberg. >> are the ukrainian authorities using different tactics? >> certainly today we saw far more police in the center of kiev than we did yesterday, particularly in the government district a short distance from independence square here. what they were doing was trying to push gradually the protestors away from key government buildings. now on the square here, independence square, we haven't seen any police today. but the authorities have made it clear they would like protestors to leave this square. >> is there any sign at all of an end to this stand-off between the government and the protestors? >> no sign at the moment. these protestors say they are determined to remain here in the center of kiev. opposition leaders have shown they are capable of bringing on to the streets of kiev huge crowds, hundreds of thousands. they came here and gathered on the square on sunday. and yet they have been unable to force concessions from the government. on the oth
his vice president and former secretary of state. >> vice president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton, compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. here's what i'll say. both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents. and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever. hillary i think will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state that we've ever had and help to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in when we first came into office around the world. >> you can watch that interview in its entirety today at 4:00 right here on msnbc. >>> checking the news feed this morning, a winter storm stretching across the nation has draped much of the midwest and south in snow, sleet, and freezing rain. as many as 32 million people are in its path. winter storm and ice warnings are in effect today from texas to indiana. this same system is going to bring cold temperatures to the northeast over the weekend. >>> following a fourth month
-east asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with vice president joe biden. the u.s. state department declared itself on the same page as seoul. china which released pictures of exercises said an ex-attended zoneway have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction and would stay in consultation with seoul. >> south korea has wanted to extend its air zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a complex it could set the stage for what nobody wants, an accidental conflict. >> here to discuss south korea's latest move is brigadier mark kendall. general, thank you for being with us. >> sure. >> okay, what do you make of the move by south korea. why do you think they did it now? >> it was a smart move to make it clear and explicit where south korea believes their territorial rights extend into. that way they don't wake up having china declare an area that they suggest belongs to them, having korea requiring to respond. it clarifies the situation. although your headline says it increases tensions, it may decrease tensions because everyone's positions are clarified
of the airport in the company of u.s. diplomats from the embassy. they did say that joe biden had offered to give him a lift out on air force two. in the end, he decided to at that time direct route on a commercial flight and he would arrive in san francisco to be united with his family in just a few hours from now, erica. >> i'm sure they are looking forward to having him back with them. ian williams for us this morning in beijing, thank you. >>> turning to the bitter blast of cold and snow wreaking havoc across the country. at least ten people have been killed and there is another storm right behind this one. mark potter is in memphis this morning with the very latest. tough conditions there, mark. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. because of the cold temperatures overnight and this is what i'm talking about, you can see and even hear the ice on these now brittle plants. memphis has had to change its weekend plans. it was scheduled to host a big marathon here with some 20,000 runners coming here to raise money for st. jude's hospital but because of the icy conditions overnight, they have
,000 jobs added in november. the jobless rate fell to 7%. >>> at the top of joe biden's agenda in south korea. >> trying to land in fierce winds in england. the captain tried to land twice, he had to abort. >> we've lost one of the most unflu unlun shl and courageous human beings. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the angels. >> how does a man maintain his strength, belief, integrity on an island where he's been sentenced to life in prison? >> there is nothing as inspiring as to know that -- ♪ by toyota. let's go places. toyota. let's go places. jeerks captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." the world is >>> welcome to cbs this morning. the world is celebrating the life of nelson mandela. the activist and political prisoner who became south africa's first black president died last nigh at the age of 95. >> he led his country out of apartheid into an era of diversity and democracy with a simple message of peace. mandela was born in 1980, the son of a tribal chief. his mother gave him an african name which means troublemaker. was a schoolteacher though who re
. the qualities required of a president. vice president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. here's what i'll say. both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents. and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever. and he has been with me at my side in every tough decision that i've made from going after bin laden to dealing with the health care issues to you name it, he's been there. hillary i think will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we've ever had. and help to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in when i first came into office around the world. and rebuild confidence and trust in the united states. and they've got different strengths, but both of them would be outstanding. i'd say the most important qualities of any president. i'm not necessarily saying i have these qualities because i'm speaking historically. i think has to do with more than anything a sense of co
of a president. vice president joe biden, former secretary hillary clinton, compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. here's what i'll say. both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever and he has been with me at my side in every tough decision that i've made from going after bin laden to dealing with the health care issues to, you name it, he's been there. hillary will go down in history as one of the finest secretary of states that we've had and helps to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in when i first came into office around the world and rebuilt confidence in the united states and both of them would be outstanding and i would say that the most important qualities of any president -- and i'm not necessarily saying i have these qualities because i'm speaking historically, i think has to do with, more than anything, a sense of connection with the american people. that's what allows you to then leads to per
politics are more than 20 years working in joe biden's senate office and later as a member of the obama-biden transition team and is currently the president of a bipartisan public affairs company. thanks for coming on tonight. we have to start with the breaking news, your reaction to the death of nelson mandela. >> at this moment in washington, we are talking a lot about leadership. you look at his qualities as a leader, perseverance, determination, the gratitude, the forgiveness. these are attributes that are so compelling and to have them reside in one man over 95 years is just extraordinary. absolutely extraordinary. >> why are they missing in present-day washington? >> boy. it's an unfair mark to compare anyone to nelson. he is just in such a different league. one can certainly help as world leaders travel for the funeral that they have time to reflect and think about his qualities and what made him so remarkable over such a long time. >> let's talk about present day. the obama administration warning about the lapse in unemployment benefits saying it may cost as many as 240,000 jobs
that are needed to be outstanding presidents. they -- i think joe biden will go down in history as one of the best vice presidents ever and he has been with me at my side in every tough decision that i've made from going after bin laden to dealing with the health care issues to you name it, he's been there. hillary i think will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we've ever had and helped to transition us away from a deep hole we were in when i first came into office around the world. >> so, of course, he was weighing in on possible democratic candidates for 2016. what do you make of that? is that as far as he's ever going to go? >> two things. the first thing is that this is still very early and i think ha the president doesn't really want to be talking about his predecessor, but the second point is, it's good news for the vice president because he is being mentioned as a top tier alternative to hillary clinton earlier this week, senator elizabeth warren, a democrat from massachusetts, said that she would not be running for president so good for biden for keeping his name
sea. joe biden also warns that the country won't accept a nuclear armed north korea. >> i was absolutely clear on behalf of my president, we do not recognize the zone. it will have no effect on american operations just ask my general. none. >>> india's trade minister has approved a draft trade deal at the world trade organization. ministers have been meeting for the past three days in the indonesian island of balli, it would see all countries rich and poor following the same cross-border trade rules. >>> more than half of india's population relies on food s subsidies to survive, but that could be jeopardized if the trade deal push through. >> reporter: it is a lifeline for those living hand to mouth. ration shops like this help the poor buy the basics. without this help people like this would be unable to feed themselves or their family. he is a laborer and earns 81 usd a month. >> translator: we rely on food subsidy, if it's taken away, i will not be able to survive. i have four children and they are all studying. it costs a lot. >> reporter: it's families like this that
within a decade. qwest lice president joe biden held talks in beijing on wednesday in a bid to lower regional friction it followed a stopover in japan or what biden said the us would not recognize the expansion of china's military airspace to include violence also claimed by japan. the islands called the same cuckoo in japan and d are you in china sea in an area of the east china sea rich in oil and gas. chinese press and she didn't let her find the words with biden talks described as tense afterwards she limited himself to stressing that beijing sees itself as an equal partner with washington the world as a whole is not trampled as the two strongest economic powers and as permanent members of the un security council. we bear an extraordinary responsibility to ensure world peace and stability. biden urged caution to avoid the risk of an escalation of the dispute over the eyelids regional tensions remain. also on wednesday a senior commander of the lebanese shiite hezbollah militia were shot dead by gunmen outside his home in southern beirut kason all locke's death comes amid increasi
that we cannot even possibly predict could come out of the woodworks. if hillary and joe biden are running in the primaries, it is going to be the geezer primaries. hillary is going to be 69, biden, according to my estimation could be 75. lou: what is it to my geezers, coots, or codgers? >> let's call them dodgers. lou: let's be very careful because you aneurin dangerous territory. your thoughts here now? how much of a liability is this present now, this administration, as performance? on not talking about simply the disaster that is upon health care. how big a mess is a for the democrats? >> it is enormous, and i don't think he's going to dig his way out by pretending that class warfare is going to solve its problems. it is not. he still has not figured out how to go in. he can even create the necessary wealth. lou: he has done pretty well in the market. it is quite funny to watch and try to talk about and come gaps when he is presiding over one of the greatest runs in the market since march of 2005. he goes to sleep at night thinking, oh, these guys are making all that money. more redist
joe biden, secretary hillary clinton, compare and contrast. >> not a chance. here is what i'll say. both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. >> joining me now, fresh from his exclusive interview with president obama msnbc's chris matthews joining me from boston. he didn't bite. he's a smart guy. >> he did. >> yeah, he did. >> thank you. >> what's your takeaway? he seemed at once defensive but reflective like we don't usually see american presidents when still in office. >> part of the interview struck me as sad because it was not defeated but chastened is the right word. maybe i'll think of a better word as i think about it over the weekend. for the first time ever, howard fineman was with me and he told me afterwards. when you watch an interview you hear better because when you're doing the interview you think of the next question and moving them in that direction. he's faced opposition, we all know that, pretty fierce in some cases. he talked about how he's learned one person can't do a whole lo
as his exceptional secretary of state. and is ever grateful for the service joe biden provides as vice president. the president feels lucky to have had hillary clinton on his team and joe biden, and that is what he is focused on. >> it was a very heartfelt statement about nelson mandela. she also had this address of human rights the other day. how closely did she consult with the president? >> i know he was aware of it but i don't know how much they talked about it. i know that she felt strongly about the speech and i encourage everyone here who has not seen it to read it. as you expect, because she is the national security advisor of the president, they spend a lot of time together. >> as we test the potential for a diplomatic resolution, another test is if we begin to see progress on human rights. will that be a separate track completely as the human rights issues are raised at all? >> i think we raised the issue of human rights with regards to iran and other countries where we have profound issues with their track record on human rights. we will always and consistently do that. what
's an es kay question. the qualities required of a president. vice president joe biden, former secretary of state hillary clinton. compare and contrast. >> not a chance am i going there. >> there's a tough question. joining me with with reaction, none other than the president of the media center brother brent bozell. sir, how are you? >> brother hannity, how are we doing? >> say sean hannity gets to interview the president. what, at this moment, you have an audience, what are the main questions you think you would ask the president? i'll give you my list off the top. what do you say to people you promised if you like your plan they keep their plan. what do you think say to people who lost their doctor when they could keep it. what do you say to families who you promised would save on average $2500 per family per year. what about you said $900 billion and now it's $7 trillion or $8 trillion. did you know people couldn't keep they ever plan but say it anyway? were those questions asked, no. >> no, no. how about just asking the question, mr. president, just yesterday you spoke to a national
president joe biden took part in the wreath laying ceremony at the memorial in seoul korea. this morning he met with forces in korea and members of the u.s. embassy and also visited the border that separated north and south. he's on his way back to washington d.c. >>> two thieves on the loose at st. george's county. the surveillance picture that could help track them down. >>> now for chuck. >> the calm before the storm. go out and get your milk, bread, eggs. we'll talk about the winter weather and how long it's going >>> police in prince george's county are looking for two men they believe broke into 15 businesses in one night. officers say the people in this surveillance photo broke into the business on friday, november 29th. in the pictures they're seen stealing cash from restaurants and stores along the corridor. detectives believe these men might have broken into several other retailers in the area. >> and police are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps them find these two men. according to the officers, they held up a couple and their young child at gun point inside th
home. >> reporter: in seoul, south korea, joe biden praised the release. but also called for the return of kenneth bae, held for more than a year. >> mr. bae, who has no reason to be held, should be released immediately. >> reporter: for mr. newman's family, their wish for a homecoming before the holidays comes true. for "good morning america," gloria riviera, abc news, beijing. >> this will be a christmas that family will remember. >>> let's get back to ron claiborne with the other headlines of the morning. >> we begin with new fallout from the chaotic highway shooting involving police in new mexico, firing at a car loaded with children. abc's tai hernandez has this story. >> reporter: this morning, abc news has confirmed the new mexico state police officer who fired at a minivan full of kids has been fired himself. the officer arrived as backup for this october routine traffic stop that escalated way too far, way too fast. it began with 39 oriana ferrell was pulled over for speeding. but police say she did not follow the first officer's orders. >> turn the vehicle off for me. >> repor
's release come about? >> good morning, alex. joe biden was asked precisely that question while he was in south korea today where he's been looking at the north at the dmz. he said he played no direct role. and he said he had no idea why merrill was released today. north korea said the reason was because of his ill health and because of his age. they also said that he had apologized for his supposed crimes during the korean war. of course newman, we believe, trained south korean guerrillas. a week ago we saw him on television in the north reading what was described as a confession. though it's not clear whether those words were written for him or whether he was forced to read them. he certainly looked uncomfortable. usually when these things have happened in the past and north koreans have held american citizens, often waiting until u.s. officials have gone in to pick them up and bring them home. officials do speculate that perhaps in this case with newman's advancing years with the so-called confession that they felt they had milked it for all its propaganda value and that now was
san francisco. does coincide with a visit to south korea by joe biden, the u.s. vice president. and officials are saying that newman's release was the result of direct contact between washington and pyongyang. biden said it was a good thing the north koreans released someone. they should never have had in the first place. >>> offered him a ride home on air force two but a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> and the vice president also calling for the release of kenneth bae, another american citizen who is being held by the north koreans. but the news for today really is mer merrill newman. there are some passengers coming through now. i'm not sure if they were on the flight from beijing. i imagine it's literally just getting to the airport right now. stay with us. back to you. >> dominic, thank you very much. we will be keeping close tabs on merrill newman as he arrives at san francisco international airport. if he makes remarks we will bring those to you as they develop. >>> we invite you to join us. former governo
to be on my way. >> joe biden mentioned a second u.s. citizen still imprisoned in north korea. >> they have mr. bay, who has no reason to be held, should be released immediately and we're going to demand his release as well. >> kenneth bay, a career american missionary has been held in nor korea for over a year, sentenced to 15 years hard labor last may for so-called hostile acts against the regime. bay is currently the longest serving american prisoner in the north since the korean war. paula hancocks, cnn, seoul. >> survivors of pearl harbor gathered in hawaii for a special ceremony honoring those killed 72 years ago today. the 1941 attack launched america into world war ii. the crowd observed a moment of silence and then a vintage world war ii airplane flew overhead to break the silence. >> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran today when he spoke at a prominent d.c. forum. the deal requires iran temporarily cap nuclear activities in exchange for slightly relaxed sanctions. critics suggest they are being unrealistic to think they will give up nuclear capabilities for
the suspension of fighting in 1953. wrapping up his tour of asia, vice president joe biden mentioned bae today while talking about newman's release. >> they have mr. bae who has no reason being held. should be released immediately. we are going to demand his release, as well. at least there is one spot of sunshine today. >> it's 800 to about 1,000 americans go to north korea each year. biden says he played no role securing merrill newman's release. newman's family is urging north korea to release bae so he can join his family. >>> it's now a deadly mix of weather slamming much of the united states. weather related deaths being reported in the midwest and plains regions tonight. in texas, icy conditions proving to be too much for some drivers. it's so much snow it looks like it was shot in black and white. just at this massive backup along i-35 in denton county. takes your breath away. a driver was killed when he lost control of his pick-up truck and it plunged off a bridge into lake louisville. you can see the vehicle being pulled from the water here. tennessee coping with ice and snow. the co
night. >> and vice president joe biden was there. did he have any role in this release? >> it doesn't appear that the vice president had a direct role but cnn is told by a white house official that the white house did have some sort of direct connection with the north korean government, which is unusual because of course there are no formal relations between the two countries and that apparently did result in newman being released. the back story behind that, deborah, will be fascinating. >> all right, dan simon for us there. thanks so much. with newman now free, washington is trying to secure the release of another american being held in north korea. kenneth bay, a christian missionary, has been in custody for more than a year. he was sentenced to 15 years for supposedly hostile activities towards the country. his family released a statement saying we have faith in our government to bring kenneth home. >> survivors of the pearl harbor attack gathered in hawaii for a special ceremony honoring those who were killed 72 yearsing a today. japan's 1941 attack on pearl harbor launched the
as a symbol of meryl's safe return. the vice president joe biden who is in south korea had this to say about the korean war veteran's released. >> there is a good piece of news. they released someone they should never have had in the first place. >> the north korean government accused him of war crimes and the state media released this video of newman last week allegedly confessing to the crimes. the news outlet says newman's apology, his age and his medical condition lead to his released. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >>> at least six americans have been detained since 2009 including kenneth bay who has been held in north korea for more than a year. he is a korean-american missionary. he is accused of plotting to overthrow the communist government. >>> a two-alarm fire seriously damaged an apartment building in alameda county. it happened late this afternoon in a two-story apartment building on on san jose avenue. fire officials say the cause was a faulty power cord in a second floor bedroom. displaced residents are being helped by the red cross. >>> and a watermain break in castro valley.
's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. expanded south korean zone would have nothing to do with maritime jurisdiction, adding it would stay in communication with seoul. south korea has long wanted to extend its air defense zone, three parts of the sea extending into countries of china, japan, and korea. it could set the stage for what nobody wants: an accidental contest and increasingly contested skies. >>> the international community won't accept these new air defense zones according to this expert. >> the military won't avoid it. the americans have already carried on flying their b-52 bombers through it. these unilateral declarations don't go down well in international circles. and people tend ofly through them to make a point. this is a political game being played out. thus far, it's just been played out at that time one level, and as employed, we make sure that it doesn't escalate out of hand. >> the rules are that military and civilian aircraft just carry on a
were tied by neighbors as a symbol of merrill's safe return. vice president joe biden had this to say. >> there is a piece of good news. the dprk today released someone they never should have had in the first place. >> the north korean government accused newman of committing war crimes and the state media released this video of newman allegedly confessing to those crimes. the news outlet said his apology, his age and medical condition, led to his release. lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >>> at least six americans have been detained since 2009. including kenneth bay, who has been held in north korea for more than a year. he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after he was accused of plotting to overthrow the government. >>> we are learning this morning the cause of a two-alarm fire that damaged an apartment building in almeda. it happened on san jose avenue. fire officials say the cause was a faulty power cord in a second floor bedroom. the displaced residents are being helped by the red cross. >>> we are learning more this morning about major league baseball and san jose's effort t
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